10 April 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

From the Board of Directors

Today, the Board of Directors of the Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra (the Orchestra) made the difficult decision to suspend Tyler Reznick from all his duties with the Orchestra following recent criminal charges of sexual assault.

The allegations against Mr. Reznick are deeply concerning and antithetical to the values and principles of the Orchestra. We take any allegations of misconduct seriously and are committed to upholding a safe and respectful environment for all musicians and stakeholders, as well as the communities we serve.

The Board of Directors has initiated its investigation into the matter and while legal proceedings are ongoing, Mr. Reznick will be suspended from all duties and responsibilities within the Orchestra, both as a musician and as a director, pending the outcome of all investigations.

We understand the gravity of this situation and the impact it may have on our musicians, members, and community. We assure you that the Board is actively addressing this issue with the utmost seriousness and urgency it demands.

Our priority remains the well-being and safety of our musicians and stakeholders. We will continue to cooperate fully with law enforcement authorities and provide support to any affected individuals during this challenging time.

As this is an ongoing legal matter, we will refrain from commenting further on the specifics of the case. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in respecting the privacy and confidentiality of all parties involved.

Jacques Gaboury and the entire Board of Directors remain committed to upholding the highest ethical standards and ensuring that the Orchestra continues to operate with integrity and accountability.

For media inquiries, please contact Jacques Gaboury at Jacques.gaboury@rhpo.ca.

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